Events in year of 1805

  • 01-11Michigan Territory organizes
  • 03-03Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms
  • 04-27US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
  • 05-04Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
  • 05-26Lewis and Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
  • 05-26Napoleon is crowned King of Italy
  • 06-04Tripoli forced to conclude peace with US after war over tribute
  • 06-051st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
  • 06-21Great Stoneface Mt found in New Hampshire
  • 07-08American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • 07-26Naples / Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
  • 09-041st edition of Batavian State-Current published
  • 09-30Napoleons army draws into the Rhine
  • 10-21Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet and dies
  • 10-23Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340
  • 11-07Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
  • 11-08Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean
  • 11-18Lewis and Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st Americans to cross continent
  • 12-02Napoleon defeats Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz
  • 12-09Comet 3D / 1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
  • 12-26France and Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
  • 12-26Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
  • 12-31End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism

People born in year of 1805

  • 01-04Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh: Composer
  • 01-27Samuel Palmer: London, England -- Painter / etcher (Valley of Vision)
  • 02-03Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel: Premier Prussia
  • 02-04Georg Andreas Henkel: Composer
  • 02-13David Dudley Field: Lawyer / law codifier
  • 02-13Peter G L Dirichlet: Germany -- Number theorist / analysist
  • 02-18Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough: Rear Admiral (Union Navy)
  • 02-20Angelina Grimke: Reformer / abolitionist / politician / lawyer
  • 02-21David Tod: US diplomat / (Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
  • 03-05Theodore Labarre: Composer
  • 03-30Adrien de La Fage: Composer
  • 04-07Francis Wilkinson Pickens: Governor of South Carolina (Confederacy) died in 1869
  • 04-30William Kerley Strong: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 05-14Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann: Composer
  • 06-08Luigi Ricci: Composer
  • 06-14Robert Anderson: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871
  • 06-21Karl Friedrich Curschmann: Composer
  • 06-22Giuseppe Mazzini: Italian revolutionary (Il Apostolato Popolare)
  • 06-27Stephen Elvey: Composer
  • 06-29Hiram Powers: US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • 07-09Henry John Gauntlett: Composer
  • 07-26Constantine Brumidi: Artist (Myrtle Murdock)
  • 07-29Alexis de Tocqueville: France -- Statesman / writer (Democracy in America)
  • 08-08Antoon Jurgens: Dutch margarine manufacturer
  • 08-11Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude: Dutch judge / member of parliament
  • 08-18Josef Danhauser: Austrian painter (Mutterliebe)
  • 08-30Michael Sars: Norwegian zoologist
  • 09-06Horatio Greenough: United States -- Neo-classical sculptor / writer (Form & Function)
  • 09-18Robert Cowdin: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
  • 09-23Matthew Adams Stickney: Rowley, Massachusetts -- Numismatist

People died in year of 1805

  • 01-17Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron: French interpreter, dies at 73
  • 01-19Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier: Composer, dies at 43
  • 01-23Vaclav Pichl: Composer, dies at 63
  • 01-24Giacomo Conti: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-27Stefan Paluselli: Composer, dies at 57
  • 03-04Jean-Baptiste Greuze: French painter, dies at 79
  • 04-06Lorenz Justinian Ott: Composer, dies at 56
  • 05-09Friedrich Schiller: Writer, dies at 45
  • 05-09Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller: Poet / playwright, dies at 45
  • 05-16Christian Brunings: Hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • 05-28Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini: Ital Composer / cellist (Minuet), dies at 62
  • 07-01Georg Ritschel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 07-09Georg W "Franz" Panzer: German vicar / librarian, dies at 76
  • 08-01Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz: Composer, dies at 51
  • 10-13Johann Christoph Kuhnau: Composer, dies at 70
  • 10-21Horatio Nelson: Dies in Battle of Trafalgar
  • 10-21Johann Baptist Lasser: Composer, dies at 54
  • 12-10Friedrich Franz Hurka: Composer, dies at 43
  • 12-27Belle van Zuylen: Netherlands / Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65

Events in year of 1806

  • 01-08Cape colony becomes English colony
  • 01-10Dutch in Cape Town surrender to British
  • 01-12French evacuate Vienna
  • 01-19Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
  • 01-30Prussia takes possession of Hanover
  • 03-23Lewis and Clark reach Pacific coast
  • 04-05Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
  • 06-051st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 06-05Batavian Republic becomes Kingdom of Holland
  • 06-24English under commodore Popham / col Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • 06-27Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 07-03Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
  • 07-15Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
  • 08-06Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
  • 09-02A side of Rossberg Peak collapses into Goldau Valley Switz, kills 500
  • 09-23Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from Pacific Northwest
  • 10-07Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood
  • 10-08British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • 10-14Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians
  • 11-151st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes the 1st issue
  • 11-15Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)
  • 11-21Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

People born in year of 1806

  • 01-05Andre H C van Hasselt: Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 01-14Matthew Fontaine Maury: Naval Commander (Confederacy)
  • 01-19Vaclav Jindrich Veit: Composer
  • 01-20Nathaniel Willis: Writer / editor / founder (American Monthly Magazine)
  • 01-25Daniel Maclise: Irish painter
  • 02-14Lajos: Count Batthy, New York -- Revolutionary Premier of Hungary (1848-49)
  • 03-12Jane Means Appleton Pierce: 1st lady (1853-57)
  • 03-16Norbert Rillieux: Inventor (sugar refiner)
  • 03-26Josef Slavik: Composer
  • 03-28Ludolf AJW Sloet van de Beele: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1861-66)
  • 04-02Giacomo Antonelli: Italian Cardinal / Assistant Secretary of State for Pius IX
  • 04-09Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Designer of 1st transatlantic steamer
  • 04-10Leonidas Polk: Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 04-18Ludwig Schuberth: Composer
  • 04-21Peter van Schendel: Dutch painter
  • 04-26Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch: Composer
  • 04-29Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben: Austria -- Physician / philosopher
  • 05-06Chapin Aaron Harris: United States -- Founder of the America Society of Dental Surgeons
  • 05-08Jan Bedrich Kittl: Composer
  • 05-12Amos Beebe Eaton: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877
  • 05-12J V Snellman: Finland -- Journalist / Statesman / nationalist
  • 05-16George C Cadwalader: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
  • 05-20John Stuart Mill: United Kingdom -- Philosopher / political economist / Utilitarian
  • 05-26Henry Knox Thatcher: Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
  • 05-27Charles-Joseph Tolbecque: Composer
  • 06-01John Buchanan Floyd: Ex-Secretary of War (Union), died in 1863
  • 06-02Isaac Strauss: Composer
  • 06-08Gideon Johnson Pillow: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878
  • 06-13Bernard ter Haar: Dutch vicar / poet / church historian
  • 06-28Napoleon Coste: Composer

People died in year of 1806

  • 01-23William Pitt [the Younger]: Prime Minister of Great Britain (1783-1806), dies at 46
  • 02-11Vicente Martin y Soler: Composer, dies at 51
  • 02-23John Alcock: Composer, dies at 90
  • 02-24John Nieuwenhuijzen: Theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81
  • 03-16Giuseppe Colla: Composer, dies at 74
  • 03-17David Dale: Industrialist and philanthropist
  • 03-23George Frederic Pinto: Composer, dies at 20
  • 04-04Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer: Composer, dies at 84
  • 04-09Willem V Batavus: Prince of Orange-Nassau, dies at 58
  • 04-13Jean-Jacques Bachelier: French painter, dies at about 82
  • 06-08George Wythe: US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
  • 06-28Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers: Composer, dies at 64
  • 07-11James Smith: Irish / US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 08-09Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia Christian: Composer, dies at 33
  • 08-10Johann Michael Haydn: Composer, dies at 68
  • 08-23Charles Augustin de Coulomb: French physicist (coulometrie), dies at 70
  • 09-10Johann C Adelung: German translator / librarian, dies at 74
  • 09-12Christian Gottfried Thomas: Composer, dies at 58
  • 09-20Utamaro Kitagawa: Painter
  • 10-09Benjamin Banneker: Astronomer / mathematician, dies at 74
  • 10-17Jean Jacques Dessalines: Emperor of Haiti
  • 10-23Franz Seydelmann: Composer, dies at 58
  • 10-31Sophie Mereau: Writer, dies at 36